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The Prospector Jun 9, 1899

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Vol. i No. 48
$2.00 a year.
W. J. Abrebrombie returned to town
ftthe first of the week after an absence of a
■ week into the Bridge rivar country.   He
► visited the Lorne group in which   he  ia
I interested, and says everything is   look-
ling well.   The arrastra was run for five
days and about $85 was secured, besides
j a few dollars taken out in a short sluice.
|The work will be  shut down   for the
present and the owners will    try    and
. make better arrangements for the working of the claim.
At the Bendor No. 1 tunnel is in over
1600 feet and the men are at present
Lstoping and taking out very good rock.
[On the lower tunnel they are in over
[ZOO feet and expect to tap the ledge at
jany time. This lower tunnel will be a
I great convenience it will give more stop-
ling ground, and all the ore from No. 1
I tunnel will be brought through it, from
j a shaft connecting the two tunnels.
The mill under the Huperinteudence of
IE. H. Wood, will be completed by the
lend of tie month and the tram and
Jjeceesary wood work will be ready to
[have the machinery placed.
The machinery will be at the nun"-
[before the 15th of the month. Arthur
I'Koel has his men camped about half way
I between Sucker creek rnd the mine who
[are pushing the machinery to its designation. Mr. Noel has done well in the
^'transferring of this mill over such a
[rough trail.
Pat Devannah had the misfortune
i.abo'H a week ago to cut a piece of his
I big toe off with an axe. He had it fixed
[up and continued work.
Ed. Cairns and J. E. Williams are
IVcanined at the Forty Thieves group.
rendering an investigation necessary,
Dr. Clarke, corner, was notified and an
inquest was held today. A good deal of
evidence was taken, the moat important
being that given by Dr. Williams, wl.o
explained fully the nature of the disease
from which deceased suffered and clearly
pointed out the cause of death. The
verdict of the jury was "that death was
caused by Acute TJruumia, possible
accelerated by the medium dose of morphine administered to procure sleep."
General satisfaction is expressed with
the inquest and verdbt.
The Scum Scum.
Word receivpd tnis week from the
Scum Scum on the South Fork states
that the men working in the shaft had
to quit work on account of the water.
They were down thirty feet, through
the cement and had run on to gravel
when they were driven out by the water.
Work has been shut down for a few days
until a better method can be arranged
for carrying on the work. If a pump
cannot be secured capable of handling
the water in the shaft, it is the intention
to run a tunnel on bed rock, near the
foot of the claim and under the cement.
There is no doubt but what the gravel
below the cement is good and if it can
be handled to bedrock good results will
be obtained. Work will be continued
on tbe property and the owners are confident of success.
It. H. Brett received a consignment
of oranges yesterday. *
of other claims but as vet no   work   has
been done on any of them.
J. Letalien is employed on theLillooet-
Lvtton wagon road with his team.
F. Jarvis, a rancher from Pemberton
meadows was in town for a few days the
first of the week.
Maggie McDonald who has been ill for
the past, week is improving somewhat
though by no means well.
J. S. Pe'l has fixed up a nice stoie
building in the front of his house and
•uay shoitly put in a stock of druga etc.
Dr. Sanson and George Hurley wtre
out fishing Wednesday and the dock r
succeeded iu landing two nice trout
while George got one.
Wm Cumming jr.,
few days this week.
was in town for
There was snow in Marble Canyon last
Monday making the roada a little heavy
for for travel.
What about a celebration on Dominion
Day? If anyth'ng is going to be done it
is almost time that the committee got
together and interviewed the ways and
The Steamer Garonne bumped into
Evans, Coleman & Evans' wharf last
Thursday and ploughed through clear
into the shed, doinsr a thousand dollars
worth of damage.
Pemberton Meadows.
J. L. 0. Knowles who has a ranch  at
IjPemberton Portage arrived in town last
IjFriday evt ning and has spent the   past
l/week in town on business and  pleasure.
LMr. Knowles reports everything as   beting first rate in   his   section   the   most
|j necessary   innjirovements  needed   is  a
j wagon road or trail   from   the  Portage
(down to the meadows.    About a  dozen
r are now bellied each having land   taken
up and have started improving it.    The
Qjiuoit of the meadows was taken up a few
•years ago by coast    people    who    rep-
i're-imted having done inprovenients and
jet'Aired their titles.   All this ground is
lviig idle at present and   settlers  going
/into the district   are  compelled  to go
I irther up for land.
At the Toriage Mr. Knowles has about
f fifty acres under cultivation,   besides  a
Ifew head of cattle and pigs.   He expects
to leave again in a few days for the ranch
|'where he will spend the season  looking
after his crops.
Jack's Landing Claims
Major C. C. Bennett, of Vancouver,
who has just returned from the old
country, in an interview with a cost
paper states that he has secuied a syndicate to take up the claims he has under
bond in Bridge Eiver and who will spend
.£5,000 in preliminary development.
The claims referred to we think are near
Jacks Landing and have a very good
Sucker Creek Ferry.
The successful tenderer for the ferry
across Bridge river at the mouth of
Sucker creek, has declined to accept the
charter for operating the ferry. The
government does not grant any subsidy,
but if the tenderer wishes to establish
and opeiate a ferry without a Bubsidy a
charter will be granted authorizing him
to collect toll.
The water in the Fraser river ia about
at a standstill. The wate" has been is
high a ' the highest mark reached last
year and haa fallen several times. Unless extreme hot weather comes on for a
few weeks there will be no danger of
The partyof pro pectora who have been
located on the North Fork during the
past year have lately constructed a pack-
bridge over the Bridge Eiver. This will
a convenience to others aa well as themselves, as there are a few settlers in
that section.
Most of the men working for H. S.
Southard came to town last Saturday.
The flume and other preliminary work
is finished and all is in readiness for tl e
pipe and cable which ia expected along
almost any time. As soon as material
arrives the men will be put to work again.
The Grand Forks rost office was brok
en into laat week and the outgoing mail
including all iernetered letters was carried away by burglars. The burglars-
obtained an entrance by breaking in a
panel of the door.
A public nieeting of the resident
householder and free holders of Lillooet school district, will be held on
Saturday June 24th at the school house,
Lillooet, for the purpose of electing a lit
and proper person to serve as school
trustee in place of John Marshall, whoje
term of office is about to expire.
Death of Mrs. Rosa Rebagllatl.
Lytton, B. C. June 1.—Mrs. Eosa Eo-
jfbagl'iata died here yesterday after a short
i[illness.     Some peculiar circumstances
New C. P. R. Time.
The following table will show about
the time trains will pass Ashcroft after
about the 22nd of this month. As
will be readily Been it will be a a great
improvement over the no* inconvenient
night trains and will give us two regular
passenger trains each way. No. 2, going
east, leave Vancouver 1.15 p. in., pass
Vshcroft before 8.1!0 p. m. No. 1 going
west, pass Ashcroft between 5 and 6
o'clock a. in., arrive Vancouver 1.15 p.
m. Local west bound pass Ashcroft
about 9.45, arrive Vancouver about 8
o'clock. Local east bound leave Vancouver about 7 a. m. paea Ashcroft about
4.30 p. m. or 5 p. tn.—Journal.
Election Petition Dismissed.
Palmer vs.    Wells,     the    Northeast
Kootenay   election   petition,   came  up
last week at Victoria before Mr. Justice
Walkem.     The  Attorney-General   appeared f jr Mr. Wells, and the petitioner
was represented by Mr.   T.   M.   Miller,
who stated that he offered  no evidence.
| His lordship   therefore  dismissed    the
D. Sutherland  returned irom Ander-; petition with costs.   For the first   time
son lake the firet of the week   where   he j in the history of British Columbia courts
had been doing   assessment work   on j counsel on both sides appeared without
He reports with the j wigs, Attorne\-General Martin, whoap-
| little work done as looking very well wit'i! beared   for   Mr,   Wells,   following his
j a five foot ledge with well defined  (vails, j usual costume, and Mr. Miller following
Do you subscribe for The Prospector ? j In this neighborhood there are a number j the Attorney-Generals example,
Hackett and Oaudaur.
It is probably that Hackett and
Gaudaur will row on Burrard Inlet for
the world's championship on Vancouver's gala day July 1. The purse it is
said, will be $3,000, of which Vancouver
will contribute a portion. The celebration committee are receiving communications from both Heckett and \ his mineral claim
II. Attwood and W. Downs returned
from the Pioneer claim on Saturday
ufter having run the arrastra for a few
days. They put through several tons of
rock and succeeded iu getting some nice
gold. They run short of grub and will
leave again in a few days to continue the
Captain Frank Odin who has been
running the steamer Charlotte between
Soda creek and Quesnelle died of
apoplexy Tuesday. The deceased was
born in British Columbia and had been
steam boating all his life. He was about
35 years old, his relatives living m New
Published;every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER,        -        -        PUBLISHER.
The development of the mineral ledgee
in this district show up wonderful results. On all the claims which have had
any work clone, with depth show improvement. The district though not
having a mining boom on at present is
having quite a lot of development work
going on, and with the success so far obtained the prospects are that one of the
best mining districts in the province will
be the Lillooet district. Capital is being
invested in the camp and it ^ill only be
a short time until a greater amount will
find its way in this locality to open up
the mines and pay their owners magnificent returns. Lillooet district is all
Tight and the people who have stayed
with it will come out on top.
British Columbia is blessed with a
large number of justices of the peace,
over 400 being gazetted during last
month. The class of men selected for
the positiou, though some are very decent fellows, are not at all fitted to pass
judgment on others. The town of Lillooet has three, besides a stipendiary
magistrate who attends to all our wants
satisfactorily. Cadwallader two,one a
resident of the district with headquarters
at Lillooet, the other living at the coast.
At Foster's bar, the man selected seems
to be the best of the lot and will be able
to carry out his duties well. Pemberton
Portage was not changed, the same man
being employed to attend to the duties.
At outlying places it is a good thing to
have a justice of the peace, as often
times it is necessary to have iocumente,
etc., sworn, making it a great convenience to the public, or if a crime is committed a constable can be sworn in. In
a number of places men who have been
J. P.'s for years have been let out and
in some case men who have no idea
whatever of justice are pitchforked into
their places. Of course during the past
a great many men were J. P.'swho never
should have been and it is a godsend
that they have been removed. It is
rumored that a few who have received
a pointments do not intend to accept
and it will, no doubt be sad loss to the
administration of justice.
Deadman's Island.
The deputation of Vancouver citizens,
appointed to proceed to Victoria and interview the Provincial Government regarding Deadman's Island, were courteously received by the full Cabinet.
Since then, the chairman of the delegation haB received from the Hon. the Provincial Secretary, a letter, which says
the Government will meet, next week,
especially to consider the whole question.
Regarding the title to the disputed island, a return was brought down by the
Dominion Government, yesterday at the
request of Colonel Prior, M. P., the
chief document in which is a despatch
of Lord Derby to Lord Lansdowne, of
March 27th, 1864, transferring the naval
and military reserves, with  certain ex
ceptions, to the Dominion Government.
Lord Derby says these reserves were set
apart by Governor Douglas, under his
Commission, dated September 2nd, 1858,
and it has always been considered that
the reserves made by Governor Douglas
were valid, and became'effectual without
confirmation by the Secre-ary of State.
The despatch further says no formal
deed appears .to have been made, conveying them to the naval and military
Bishop Dunrieu Dead.
His Lordship Bishop Durieu, 0. M. I.,
of New Westminster passed away at 2:20
o'clock last Friday morning at New
Westminster at the hospital of St. Louis
College. His Lordship has been ill for
several weeks and yesterday afternoon
it was thought that he would not live
through the night. The dying prelate
was surrounded by many old friends and
fellow-workers in the great cause for
which he has so earnestly strived in this
Province. His Lordship Bishop Donten-
will was present. The funeral will be
held at the mission on Saturday. In
September, 1898, he was appointed first
Bishop of New Westminster, having
jurisdiction of the whole of British Columbia with the exception of Vancouver
couver Island.
From Ottawa.
An order in council has been passed at
Ottawa that mineral lands within a railway belt in British Columbia can be purchased by the British Columbia government for $1 per acre.
Section 39 of the regulations governing
placer mining in the Yukon territory
wag repealed, and a provision made
whereby a free miner was entitled to
hold a claim by doing or causing work to
be done on a claim each year to the value
of $200 or whereby he might in lieu of
work to be done thereon each year pay
to the mining recorder the sum of $150.
Ab the new regulations never took effect,
not being gazetted, the order-imcouncil
repealing them has been cancelled and
seetion 39 remains unchanged.
The Eastern Press.
"The insignificant boaster, the rautter-
ings of thiBbellowine monster, the cravings of this hungry Berpent, the untiring
efforts of this bombastic journalist, this
mite of less than insignificance, etc."
The gentle phrases above are to be
found in a certain Ontario newspaper
as applied to one correspondent to another in the heat of a literary war. Owing to the strict enforcement of the law
in that section it is not likely that a gun
play will follow. If any Clan Na Gael
sports in this camp can furnish a better
string of Irish, we will have them on
exhibition at our next theatrical performance. The fool killer will, no doubt,
claim both these correspondentf ere
long and the residents of Arlington and
and Kosemont will be gainen.
The Nine Points of Law.
The nine points of tbe law are thus
concisely, if eomewat cyncally given:
(1)A good deal of money ; (2) a good deal
of patience; (3) agood cause; (4) a good
lawyer; (5)a good counsel; (6) good
witnesses; (7) a good jury; (8) a good
judge; 1.9) good luck.—Kingston Newe.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
Headquarters  tor the _!. C- Express Stages.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stage
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road which
will take you as tar as possible, and we supply saddle horses for ihe rest of the
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooet.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     •:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B t
Hotel Victoria,
3_I__3_003_,T, 33  C-
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.it is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persona calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tbe hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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i_e___:o_bi_jSio_e^  house.
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The Bar is supplied with the best WineB, Liquors and Cigars.
R.&W. CUMMING.      I
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
3?__-vi_^io_>r, _3. c.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft. i
__. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C. . _
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Alaska Boundary Question.
The Washington correspondent of the
"Daily Chronicle," referring to the
Alaskan boundary dispute, says: "Presi-
>l<nt McKinley has all along been most
a xious to bring about a settlement. He
personally urged the American Commissioners to make every reasonably
i'5hces3ion, and go to the extreme limit
of generosity, if necessary, if necessary,
si desirous was he to remove all cause
of friction. Secretary Hay has been
anitr ated by the same motive, and the
principal reason why he left the Unite-
States Embassy, in London, to assume
t he portfolio of Secretary of State, was
his hope of finally settling all disputed
After reviewing the history of the
Commission's deliberatians, the correspondent says: "To agree in advance to
cede 4 poat would be making a farce to
the arbitration. The United States has
shown a disposition to make concessions,
while the concession offered by Canada.
The public prosecutor announced last
week at London that he would not proceed with the prosecution of Ernest
Terah Hooley, corporation promoter and
speculator upon the charge of fraud.
Dreyfus will Oo Free.
M. de. Blowitz, Paris correspondent of
the times, commenting on the steps
about to be taken by the court of
cassation in the case of Dreyfus, says:
"The report of M. Ballot de Peaupre
ends by saying. If the court adopts the
conclusion of its report it will order a
revision of the case and Bend Dreyfus
before a fresh court martial to
be judged according to. law. In that
case acquittal is certain. I doubt whether there will even be partial secrecy
in the new trial, as everything has already been revealed and no danger1 has
arisen either at home or abroad."
The Derby.
London, May 31.—The Derby, otherwise the two hundred and nineteenth
renewal of the Derby stakes, was run today at Epsom and won by the Flying
Damocles was second, and Innocence
third.   Twelve horses ran.
She: "Most people admire my mouth,
do you?" He (absent-mindedly): "I
think it is simply smmense."
An Inference—Maud:     "I really be-
lieve that Mr. Swelldom wears tbe big
Best collars in town."   Alice: "Perhaps
so; but its bis mustache that always
tickles me 1"
The teacher waB telling them about
the different seasons. .He asked—' 'Now,
one ot you boys tell me which is the
proper time to gather fruit?"
"When the dog's chained up," replied
Johnnie.   -
"John," said the old man to his son,
"the doctor says I've got this here new
thing called 'pendicitis. and durned ef I
kin either spell or pernounce it 1 I wish
you'd fetch me a preacher, a undertaker,
and a dictionary I"
Mamma—Johnny, what did you mean
by Baying "No" when I asked you if you
went bathing, when yon know you were
telling a wrong story? Johnny—Didn'<t
you tell me the other day to be j a man
man and learn to say "No"
Silvferthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer fn Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is iinex
celled for line work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came nersonally.
room   tree.
Anthony & Eobson,
(Successors to" A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General Jlerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
1 Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILUVRA      Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headqnartersfor stage,
nee tion.
Stable in con
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
P^per Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry,Co.
British Columbia Branch] '
520 Co dova Street,
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
. All orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the vard.
Wholesale    and     Retail   of   Light
and Heavy Harne»_
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations b> mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS 81'., Vancouver, B.C.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
08   Mainland
And be sure that each Cigar Is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest T01
bacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
J M, Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties! Bondeo:
Vancouver B. 0
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Sole agents:
M. Beatty & sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp nlills; concentration,
clornation, cyanideand smelter equipments
PeterborO Ont., and Vancouver, B. C. THE PROSPECTOR. LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1899.
Minei Insptction.
The inquest into the War Eagle disaster at Rossland, by which four men lost
their lives, resulted in the following verdict:—
First—We find that deceased came to
their death by the skip falling to the
bottom of the shaft, which was caused by
the slipping of a bolt out of its position,
and that the machinery in question was
defective, inasmuch aa safety pins should
have been inserted in all the bolts to
protect the nuts of said bolts.
Second—In view of the fact that certain defects took place previous to the
present accident, we are of the opinion
that men should not have been permitted to ride on the time that the machinery was perfected beyond a reasonably doubt.
Third—We are also of the opinion that
a daily report should be made by the
engineer in chief as to the working of the
machinery, and that this rule should be
strictly enforced.
Fourth—We should also strongly recommend that a certified mechanical
and electrical engineer should be ap
pointed to examine all mining machinery
in operation.
Fifth—We would further recommend
that the Government should appoint
several inspectors, as, in our opinion,
the duties impost upon the present one
are greater than he can perform with
satisfaction and it is further recom-
mendedthat a leaident inspector should
be appointed at least for this Important
mining section.
Sixth—That the practice of employing
uncertified engineers for technical positions oi responsibility in the mines of the
Province, which has heretofore prevailed,
is to l>e condemned, and that in future
the strictest rules should be enforced,
and tiiat if the present mining act be insufficient for this purpose it should be
amendec at the next meeting of the
to look a distance into the future and
see the railroads multiplied to four tracks
and running by electrical power at 10
per cent, of the present cost. With the
great mills aud factories deriwng their
motive power from Nature's own
generators, and the liners depending
upon upon electricity for power, light
and heat. One may also imagine that
the present era of copper will see the
re-invention of the lost art of hardening
and tempering copper, and of its many
useful and beautiful combinations with
other metals, which is elevating it to the
king of metals. These future uses, together with horseless vehicles, which
even now are in use and will Boon be
generally so, in the scientific and highly
civilized countries and gradually spread
to others whose rejources are at present
scarcely recognized, will maintain the
great de >and for copper long after steam |
and motive power is a thing of past.
Another reason that copper is so well
thought of as an investment is that copper mines pay dividends. After a property has once proven to be a mine its
dividends come witn the regularity of
the seasons.
The Calumet and Hecla have made
more stock holders rich than did the
famous Comstock.
The first thing that indicates a copper
country is the grade of ore aud permanency of the veins.
Next, the resources in timber, fuel,
water, power and flux.
Last, but not least, the character of
the formation in reference to easy working, and the topography and locality of
the mines, as the difference between
working a tunnel mine or a sinking and
pumping property is so great that they
can hardly be compared.
If the signs of the times are at all indicative of the future, now is the time for
the prospectors to find copper.—Stocks.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER  B. C
wm. _a:_\.M:iiiTO_5r, _?_aoi?.
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
wiil be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
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J* rl. wicmcrits«^^    ashcroft
Lillooet Mail order* carefully attended to.
_vs_arc_ao_}'_?, 33- o.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock,
ng and cleaning a specialty.
Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Th. Future of Copper.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.    We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co
There are various regions assigned by
those who have made copper a study for
present excitement in financial circles,
in regard to its brilliant future. The
principal one is the evident inability of
the present source of supply to keep pace
with the growing demand for the metal
for electrical use; and many other
places in the art and sciences which the
red metal is called upon to find.
Secondly is the reduction in the price
of production on account of the constantly improving processes, plants and
well organized transportation facilities.
The first cause—the great demand and
evident inability to glut to market with
the product, tends towards a steady increase in price, limited only by the demand of the producers. While the second
cause of the great preferment of copper,
i.e., its constant cheapening production,
tends to widen the margin of netprofitp.
So the tendency in favor of the coppei
producer is twofold, constantly growing
value, systematic and sure decrease in
the cost of production.
We are just entering on a copper eta.
The age of copper will be the most progressive age the world has ever known.
Electricity is yet in its infancy even
in progressive America, and it does not
require a wonderful imagination for a
person familiar with existing conditions
High Holding.
A hot poker game was played in one
of our saloons last night between a
Chinaman, a cowboy and one of our
leading doctors. The Chinaman held
four aces, the cowboy held a gun, and
the doctor held an inquest on the Chinaman.—Ballard Union. ____
N, de Kevser
Little Mary was discovered one day by
her mother vigourously applying the oil
can of the kittens's mouth. On being
reproved she replied: "Why, mamma,
kitty squeaks 90 awfully, when I pull her
The Accepted Time.—"Pa, can I go to
the circus?"
"No, my son if you're a good boy, you
won't want to go to the circus."
"Then I'd better go while I'm bad
enough to enjoy it, hadn't I ?"
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying   •
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective call and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
The Light Side of Nature.
Siddy—I wonder if we should find any
babies, Katie, if we dug up these gooseberry bushes?
Katie—Babies dont come out of gooseberry bushes, Siddy.
Siddy—Well, Where do they come
from, then?
Katie—Why, from the big shops of
course. Haven't you seen printed over
some of them, "Families Supplied?"—
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHOROFT, B. C.
The Prospector
SXT33SCR.I_3_C IPOR   TV,  $2   A   Y_5_\.    . z
I Land of the brave " Bluenose,"
JFamed for its potatoes,
I       Of the I shout;
ILoved province of the sea
(There's none comes up to the
*For buckwheat, fish and tea,
Without a doubt.
fv- nd where we've lota of fun,
And many a "son of a gun"
Stays out all night;
Filled with delight and beer
As homeward he doth steer
His head is feeling queer,
His hat fits tight.
I love thy lakes and brooks,
As with rod and line and hooks,
And liquid bait;
I hie me to the haunts
Where the "speckled beauty" taunts
The fisherman who vaunts
Abuout their weight.
God bless our province fair,
Let every blessed hair
On thy head rise;
Let every welkin ring
• With praises as we sing
On us, and everything.
There are "no flies!"
Kokn Wallis.
an   arrangement   as  appeared   in   the
agreement for purchase.
The full court differed to the extent oi
holding that minerals other than coal
should not have been reserved in the
deed , but that coal was piobably reserved. .
Hobbs appealed to the supreme court,
which now appears to decide in hia favor
as to the coal. Further appeal will of
course be taken by the company to the
privy council. The coal in dispute is of
immense value, the Extension mines,
the largest on the island, being partly
on this land.
Lillooet, B. C
The Penalty Paid.
Box of Ciold Missing.
San Francisco, Oal., June 3.—There
was great excitement on board the
Alameda upon its arrival from Australia
yesteiday evening when it was discovered
that a box containing 5,000 sovereigns
were missing. Seven bundled and fifty
thousand dollars in gold had been sent
by the Steamer from Sydney. The
money was shipped in 40 steel boxes
containing $55,000 in British gold. One
of these boxes were abstracted from the
steamers treasure room during the
voyage. The theftisapparently shrouded
in deep mystery.
At seven minutes paBt 8 o'clock yes-
T/rday morning life was reported extinct
In the body of the Indian Casimir, who
>ti the evening of April 15th murdered
Philip Walker. 'The penalty for one of
Lhe cold-blooded murders ever perpetra-
fied in this Province had been paid. The
^ime set for the hanging was 8 a. m.   At
:02 a. m. Father Le Jeune, the executioner and the jail officials, entered the
Mil yard where the scaffold had oeen
L'ected. Two minutes later Casimir
ascended the scaffold, the executioner
liad pinioned his legs and adjusted rope
ind black cap, the last farewell had
been said, and the lever pulled which
jksnt the murderer to his death. At 8:07
[,ife was pronounced   extinct.     Death
vas practically instantantaneous.
To the last Casimir maintained his
[jerve. He retired to rest at 9 o'clock
hast evening and was soon sound asleep.
M_e arrival of a prisoner shortly after
ill p. m. aroused him, and he complained
ito the guards that the noise prevented
inis sleeping. He soon fell off to Bleep
[again and slept soundly enough until
a. m. He declined to partake of
Legal Fight for a Coal Mine.
, A second-hand store keeper named
iiHobhB, of Victoria has visions of millions
as t &e result of an announcement from
"Of 'wa last week that the supreme court
[hias allowed the appeal in   the case  of
! 1'obbs vs. the Equimalt & Nanaimo
{[Railroad Company.   Hobbs bought from
the Company 290  acres  of  land near
Janaimo, and by the Company's  land
^commissioner's mistake no  reservation
it mineral and coal rights was made in
[the agreement for the purchase. The
preservation was inserted in the deed, but
KHobbs objected and sued the company
/for specific performance of contract.
Chief justice Davie decided against
*_Iobb8 on the ground that the landcom-
?missioner had an authority to make such
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties,
Wholesale and retail dealer in
Hay, Grain, Chop
Feed, &c.   ,\    .\
Agent for E. 6. Prior _ Co.;
agricultural im-
The Brother Honored and the Sister Favored.
Major Marchand, tha explorer, has received from tbe French Academy of
Moral and political Sciences the Audif-
fred prize of 15,000 francs "for the greatest act of devotion of any kind." About
the same time the French government
bestowed upon his sister, Mille. Marchand, the right to keep a tobacco shop
in the Rue de la Tour d' Auvergne in
The Spanish-American war, according
to the last report of the United States
treasury, cost about f266,000,000, including tne $20,000,000 paid to Spain and the
$3,000,000 to Cuban soldiers. The coBt
to Spain has not been stated.
Established 1862.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Route to all  Eastern F»oJnt».
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through First elass Sleeping Chts and Tourist
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of the
C. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
\vvth Steamer lines for
For full information as to rates, time, etc.
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
Our Specialties:
Notice is hereby given that thirty days from
date it is my intention to sell a small bay horse,
star on forehead, two white feet, mixed brand
on right hip, (was left at my ranch to winter)
unless horsi is removed and charges paid forthwith. J. COPELAND.
Lillooet, B. C. May 25th 1899.
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
R,._E_L _3__^_E3TT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Brick Block, next to Bank of B. N. A., Ashcroft, B. C.
A large and well assorted stock of New
Goods.    Prices reasonable.      :-:       :-:
Special attention to orders by mail.   Let us know what ia wanted or what is
the trouble, and medicines, etc., will be promptly forwarded.
USTDr. Clarke's office at the store.
TR0REY The Jeweler
Vancouver, B. C.
Offical watch   inspector for
F. R.
Drin k Beer!
This is the time of the year when a cooling drink
most refreshing, and the most cooling drink at any time
brewed at the
Westminster Brewery,
N. Nelson, Prop. F. H. Case, Agent, Ashcroft. •
It. H. Brett left Tuesday morning for
Cadwallader with the mail.
George Doherty is now watchman  at
the Cache in the place of J. W. Collis.
W. J. Abrecrombie, the butcher made
a trip to Pavilion mou.itain for beef this
R. Hoey who was at his ranch on
Pavilion mountain for a few days has
returned to town.
Win. and A. A. Brett returned to McGillivray creek last Saturday morning.
Co!. Rives left Tuesday morning for
atrip up Cayoosh creek expecting to return today.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.     j
T. J. Cole and T. C. Clarke, both
ranchers at Pavilion 6pent a few days in
town this week.
Mr. J. Dunlop, general merchant, was
at Tyauchton this week looking after his
branch store there.
An Australian company will shortly
build a large dredge at Lytton to mine
the river bed and bars in that vicinity.
Services will be held in the Church
of England next Sunday evening at 7:30
o'clock by the Rev. Archdeacon Small.
Constable Burne left on Saturdays
stage for New Westminster where he
took Wm. French to b« placed in the
Wm. McDonald and Jake Patterson
are doing assessment work on some
claims on Cayoosh creek for ThomaB
Alliceof Victoria.
Tbe wardens of the Church of England
cleaned up and put the church in condition last week.
John F. Gibson has spent the past few-
days around the country looking after
his horses which strayed last week.
Work is kept going on on the Lillooet-
Lytton wagon road and with success the
road should be completed in leas than
six weeks.
H. J. Keary went down to the Big
Slide last Saturday where he will assist
the road superintendent with the finishing of the Lillooet-Lytton road.
J. Amess superintendent of the dredge
returned last Friday afternoon from a
visit to the coast where he had been
arranging for a new door for the dipper.
E. 0. Delong returned Sunday from a
few days visit to Ashcroft on business.
The last few days he has not been able
to work having strained his foct.
R. J. Atkins the tinsmith, who runs
Dumond's hardware store here, returned
to town Sunday from Ashcroft. He left
at 4 o'clock on his bicycle and arrived
shortly after noon.
John Barton and family wholately arrived from Cloverdale and went into
Pemberton Meadows has returned to
the coast again. The transportation
facilities are the main trouble with settles going into that district.
A number of the " caches " stolen and
cabins broken into and contents taken
Feems to have been quite prevalent of
late in the Bridge river section. If the
pilgrims happen to be caught they will
possibly get free grub and tools in the
Rev. J. E. Gardener arrived on last
Fridays stage and held services in the
Methodist church Sunday evening. Ther
Kev. Gardener is a very good preacher
and will spend some time in this field.
He expects to move his family to Lillooet in the course of a couple months.
R. Atkins and J. GateB returned to
Lillooet this week from Greenwood, and
will leave in a few days for Bridge river
where they will do some work on copper
claims near Gun creek, owned by themselves. These men spent some time in
this district before and returned to do
their assessment work, and are confident
that this will be one of the leading
camps in the Province.
J. W. Collis returned from Bridge
river this week, having' gone up to see
about his tools, etc. which he left there
last fall, but failed to find a trace of anything.
Rev. J. E. Gardener will hold a
childrens service Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. The collection will be devoted to
the Sunt'ay School funds. Service in
the evening at 7:30 ociock.
Last Sunday a heavy rain storm fell
during the afternoon and after it sub-
aided a snow storm was visible in the
distance. On the hills all around town
fresh snow fell within half a mileof town.
0. A Hartfiorne who has been in
Vancouver for the past few weeks returned to town Saturday evening. He
will probably make a trip into Bridge
River shortly to look over his various
Smith & Bryson, blacksmiths, Ashcroft have lately received a carload of
Giant Chatham wagons, consisting of
light medium and heavy. Before purchasing elsewhere enquire of this firm,
every wagon guaranteed.
Mrs. Sanson and children ani Miss
McDonald a Bister of Mrs. Sanson, Mr. C.
Sanson and T. J. Derby left town on
Monday morning for their home at Clinton after a few days pleasant visit. Dr.
Sanson remained in town attending to
his professional duties.
A. McDonald road superintendent, returned home Saturday from a trip
through East Lillooet. The government
engineer will be here shortly and then it
will be known definitely what work will
be done in this section in connection
with roade, trails, etc.
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, I!. (', \i
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplier
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber SupplijF
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San FraiicUeo. m
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
C3-_BIsr___3__^A.I_J    ]^_Ei!__^OH:^ISrT_ il
Miners Supplies,
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
-_3_V_nT__: DOIT
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and all
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deooslt. Drafts issued and collections madt
in any part of Canada, Greut Britain and the United States.
Uolcl Dust and Amain HM Purelianed


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